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foodluvngal Sep 3, 2006 01:43 PM

A million years ago, when visiting my ex-inlaws on Long Island, we would go to a place called Meditteranean Snack Bar (which I believe is still there and highly recommend) where I would get a huge serving (my favorite serving size) of mixed Greek meats, (Sausage, Gyro, and Kebabs-a-plenty) served with a delicious Tzatziki, Pita, the works! Now, I don't particularly want to schlep to Huntington for this fare and would like to find it a bit closer. Manhattan would be great, but I'm certainly willing to hit Astoria. Any suggestions?

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    scottishlass RE: foodluvngal Sep 3, 2006 05:11 PM

    I love Taverna Kyclades in Astoria...the grilled octopus and horiatiki are stellar...the prices are reasonable although not dirt cheap.

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      duckfat RE: foodluvngal Sep 3, 2006 05:13 PM

      in queens, I go to Uncle George;s, very good and inexpensive. In Manhattan, Delphi is very reasonable down in Tribeca

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        Pan RE: foodluvngal Sep 3, 2006 08:44 PM

        I like Pylos, which is sort of moderate-priced (around $35/person for lunch or dinner). Perfectly cooked squid and octopus, good classics like pastitsio, and some interesting offerings not available everywhere.

        http://www.pylosrestaurant.com/

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          piccola RE: foodluvngal Sep 3, 2006 11:28 PM

          If you don't mind the family-style atmosphere, you could try Symposium on W. 113th (near B'way). I was pleasantly surprised!

          Oh, and the so-called Greek sangria is awesome, if not exactly authentic.

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            gsw RE: foodluvngal Sep 4, 2006 12:33 AM

            I second Pylos. It's got a great mezethes menu so you can try a lot of different things, and it has a great wine list.

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              dbird RE: foodluvngal Sep 5, 2006 10:32 PM

              I quite like Ethos on Third Avenue.

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